Use of Crown copyright material
The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) is a Crown body. The information we produce is subject to Crown copyright, which is administered by the Office of Public Sector Information. Unless otherwise stated on individual documents or pages, the following copyright statement applies to material found on this site.
Authorisation to reproduce any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
Research and private study
The Crown copyright protected material on this site (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium in order to carry out research for non-commercial purposes, for private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and you must give the title of the source document/publication.
Copying Crown copyright protected material for re-use, distribution or publication, requires a licence. You can apply for a Click-Use licence online, by email or by writing to:
Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
Copyright for images on this site
Some images on this website are licensed from third parties; others are the property of DIUS. Images taken from third parties may not be reproduced in any format. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. Images that are the property of the Department may be reproduced in certain instances, but not without the prior approval of the Department. Application to reproduce these images should be made in writing to the Office of Public Sector Information at the address above.
Freedom of information
Supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not give the person or organisation the right to reuse the documents in a way which will infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies, publishing or issuing copies to the public.
If you wish to copy logos from this site, you must contact DIUS for further guidance and authorisation.
Some Crown material is subject to a waiver, which means that it may be reproduced in any format, free of charge, without obtaining official permission. Categories of Crown material for which copyright has been waived include government press notices, legislation and explanatory notes on the legislation, ministerial speeches and consultation documents.
For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on the Office of Public Sector Information website: